GPS Technology Leads To Bank Robber’s Arrest

By on February 18, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – A bank robber’s getaway ends as quickly as it began after bank employees help track him down.

According to DeLand police, 41-year-old Robert Burson entered a TD Bank on East New York Avenue Saturday morning (February 16th) and showed a teller a threatening note demanding money.

The teller told authorities that they followed Burson’s demands and filled a bag with cash.

Burson then left the bank in a hurry, and left in an unknown direction.

That bag ended up helping authorities, as it utilized a GPS and could track its location.

Police found out that Burson was traveling west on State Road 44, passing Hazen Road, where there was a deputy with Volusia County waiting on a description of his vehicle.

Police were not able to get a look at his vehicle, instead they passed along Burson’s description.

After getting his description, Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies made a roadblock at the Volusia and Lake County line.

Eventually, deputies happened upon Burson, who was later positively identified by an employee that was transported to the scene by VCSO.

Deputies found $490 in Burson’s possession, as well as a bag full of cash on the floor of his vehicle.

Burson ended up being caught around 10 minutes after the bank robbery occurred, according to DeLand police.

Burson is currently booked at Volusia County jail where he’s being held on $10,500 bond on robbery charges and driving with a suspended license.


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